San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (16-10) at San Antonio Spurs (22-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -7.5 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSW2, UPN2
The Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs square off Friday night at the AT&T Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers hope to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 102.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 23.9 points and 8.8 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 16.6 points and 8.9 assists. J.J. Redick is dishing 1.7 assists while DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last six road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs also look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 88.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21 points and 7.4 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 15.7 points and 7.6 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 5.1 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs have not lost a regular season home game since March 12th.
The Clippers are 2-5-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Spurs are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games and 40-19 ATS in their last 59 games overall. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Clippers have no bench, which has really hurt them this season and the reason why they haven't gotten off to the best start despite finding a way to win. Meanwhile, the Spurs have caught fire and have the most double-digit wins of any team this season. Add the fact the Spurs are at home and will want revenge on last year's playoff series, San Antonio by double digits is a decent pick.